Liverpool shooting: Schoolgirl, 9, killed in 'abhorrent' attack as police launch manhunt

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Merseyside Police launched an investigation following a “tragic fatal shooting” on August 22. The shooting in Knotty Ash resulted in the death of a nine-year-old girl, who has not been identified, after she suffered a gunshot injury to the chest.

Two other people, a man and woman, suffered gunshot wounds during the incident and have been admitted to hospital for treatment.

Police, including officers with sniffer dogs, are hunting for the gunman and have cordoned off a large area.

Merseyside Police’s Assistant Chief Constable Jenny Sims said: “This is a truly shocking incident in which tragically a young and innocent girl has been shot and sadly died.

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